Dear Colleagues,

Dean Ball’s current term as Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering 
expires on August 9, 2022. He has elected to seek reappointment. The 
review process for reappointment will begin this semester, consistent 
with university protocol.

The first step in this process is for the Provost to select the 
Reappointment Review Committee. The Committee will consist of no fewer 
than seven (7) individuals: chaired by the Dean of another academic 
unit, at least three (3) VSE faculty, one (1) VSE staff member, and two 
(2) non-VSE faculty. The Provost will select the members of the 
Reappointment Committee and he has requested that the VSE faculty send 
to him nominees from VSE to represent a diverse cross-section of the VSE 

Please use the following link 
to provide anonymous faculty nominations no later than Monday, February 
22. Depending on the number of nominees, we may hold a vote; however, 
the Provost will make the final appointments.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Dean at 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


Songqing Chen

VSE Secretary